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Adams Approves Borrowing for Emergency Infrastructure Repairs

The town meeting vote came swiftly and with no opposition Thursday with 81 votes in favor of allowing the town to deficit spend to address immediate concerns left in the wake of two September storms.

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Adams Holding Special Town Meeting to OK $2.5M for Storm Repairs

The special town meeting will be held in the Hoosac Valley Elementary School auditorium at 7 p.m. The borrowing is the article on the warrant.

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Lanesborough Approves Police Station, Town Hall Repairs

The town voted to fund the renovation of the Police Station but will also consider a feasibility study for a new station in the future. At a special town meeting Tuesday, voters approved transferring $13,00 from other accounts to pay for the renovations Selectmen Robert Ericson has undertaken. But, that wasn't without a push to use those funds instead for a feasibility study for a new station.

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Lanesborough Briefs: Special Town Meeting Next Week

A special town meeting will ask voters for approval to fund renovations to the police station, restore the cupola on town hall, and switch the regular town meeting to Saturday, among other topics. The special town meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 23 at 6 p.m. to vote on 10 articles. Three of the articles asks to move money around for the police station renovation, a project already done but is missing a source of funds.

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Adams Finance Committee Approves Special Town Meeting Warrant

Earlier this week, the Selectmen declared a state of emergency to allows the town to deficit spend in order to mitigate damage left in the wake of the two rainstorms that caused substantial flooding.

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Adams Sets Emergency Town Meeting

The town was left with an estimated $2 million in damage and, currently, state representatives are trying to secure some funding.

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Cheshire Town Meeting OKs Fire Station Roof Funds

Mostly former and current volunteer firefighters filled out the just more than 50 residents who attended Thursday's special town meeting for the sole purpose of passing a single article that would allocate funds to make the emergency repairs.

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Cheshire Sets Special Town Meeting for Roof Repair

Town meeting will decide on only one article: whether to transfer $85,000 from the stabilization fund to make emergency repairs to a portion of the fire station roof that recently collapsed.

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Cheshire Sets Special Town Meeting For Stabilization Transfer

Selectwoman Carol Francesconi told her colleagues Tuesday that they need to schedule a special town meeting before snowfall to allocate possibly $90,000 to make the repairs.

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Clarksburg to Vote on Stamford School Merger Study

The single article at the special town meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Clarksburg School on Thursday will allow the town to enter into conversations with Stamford, Vt.

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Clarksburg Will Try Again to Pass School Merger Article

The Select Board signed off on a single-article warrant Wednesday that would see if town meeting would accept an agreement with the town of Stamford that would merge the two districts. Chairman Jeffrey Levanos shared his concerns over the redundant article.

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Adams Special Town Meeting Passes Marijuana Bylaw

Although the meeting was delayed for over a half-hour Monday because of a lack of quorum, the show went on and the special town meeting warrant in its entirety was speedily passed.

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Adams Special Town Meeting Set Monday

Article 1 will ask town meeting to amend the town's general bylaws by inserting a new chapter that is in step with the Municipal Modernization Act.

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Adams Finance Committee Approve Warrant, Reserve Fund Transfer

The committee went through and approved eight warrant articles Thursday for special town meeting, many that will put the town in line with Municipal Modernization Act

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Lanesborough Swiftly Approve Marijuana Bylaws, New Tractor

Town meeting swiftly approved new marijuana bylaws and the purchase of a new tractor Tuesday night. Few people attended the special town meeting which had only those two items on the agenda. Within 10 minutes, both items were approved.

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Lanesborough Approves Plan to Hire EMTs in Highway Department

The employees would do work with the Highway Department but if there is a call, the worker would leave the job and handle the call as an EMT.

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Adams Sets Special Town Meeting on Marijuana Bylaw

The Selectmen have set a special town meeting for Monday, March 5, chiefly to vote on a new marijuana bylaw and other outstanding items.

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Clarksburg Passes Pot, Solar Bylaws; Nixes School District Article

Nine of the 10 articles on the warrant were passed by significant margins by the 77 voters present and changed several zoning bylaws and set regulations for marijuana producation and sales, including allowing for more retail locations, and limited solar array locations.

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Clarksburg Sets Special Town Meeting for Solar, Zoning Changes

The bylaws related to zoning, marijuana production and sales, and large-scale solar installations have been developed over the past 18 months with aid from the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission. The process was funded through a local technical assistance grant part of the town's Community Compact that runs out on Dec. 31.

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Clarksburg Town Officials Offer Override Option as 'Plan B'

Town officials are floating the idea of a Proposition 2 1/2 override to stash away funds for capital projects that would include repairs to the aging elementary school. Homeowners have been struggling with sticker shock over the controversial $19 million school project. While it's generally recognized the 50- to 40-year-old school building is in dire need of repair, the thought of shelling out $350,000 a year over the next 40 years has a lot of residents seeking a "Plan B."

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Lanesborough to Join Mosquito Control Project

A mosquito control program will start in the spring following an affirmative vote at Tuesday's special town meeting. Lanesborough becomes the ninth town the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Project will operate in. The state-backed agency focuses on reducing mosquito populations and monitoring for infectious disease outbreaks.

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Williamstown Town Meeting OKs Police Station Land Purchase, Zoning Bylaws

Voters OKd the $300,000 acquisition of .42 acres on Simonds Road (U.S. Route 7), including the building that used to be the Turner House for veterans. When the non-profit Turner House announced its plan to suspend operations, the town in October 2016 the site as a potential site to replace the crowded and inadequate home for the Williamstown Police Department at Town Hall.

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Williamstown Selectmen Recommend School Regionalization to Tuesday Town Meeting

The Board of Selectmen on Monday voted to recommend the town approve the expansion of the Mount Greylock Regional School District to include its two feeder elementary schools. In concurrent Tuesday special town meetings in Lanesborough and Williamstown, voters in the two towns will be asked to approve the current junior-senior high school district to include the elementary schools in each town.

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Lanesborough, Williamstown Voters Face School Regionalization Question Tuesday

At contemporaneous town meetings in each community, residents will be asked whether to consolidate the three schools of the Tri-District into a single, expanded Mount Greylock Regional School District. If they do so, the current practice of electing a separate school committee for each elementary school will be a thing of the past, and the budgets for both preK-6 schools will be incorporated into a single spending plan that voters will be asked to approve each spring at Annual Town Meeting.

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Clarksburg Town Officials Set Information Sessions for School Project

Town officials have set three more information sessions on the borrowing for the $19 million school project to be revoted on Saturday, Nov. 18. The sessions will all begin at 6 p.m. and take place in the elementary school cafeteria/gym on Monday, Nov. 6; Tuesday, Nov. 7; and Wednesday, Nov. 15. Postcards with that information are being mailed to every household in town.

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